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Ah, ha! If you'll recall, we happened upon a Lenovo-branded netbook of sorts back in June, but curiously enough, Freescale and Pegatron components were powering the thing. Now, it seems that yet another flavor has emerged as the Efika MX Smartbook. Frankly, we aren't too sure this thing fits into th...

September 5th 2010 at 6:05am 0 Comments
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When Lenovo decided to shelve the Skylight smartbook, there were many tears here at Engadget HQ, but it seems the company's ambitions continue in the smartphone-turned-netbook realm. Notebook Italia reports that a new Lenovo IdeaPad has surfaced at the Freescale Technology Forum this week, powered...

June 23rd 2010 at 11:57am 0 Comments
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There can be only one. Wait, wrong franchise -- this here is a Netwalker showdown. In the left corner, we have the Sharp Netwalker PC-Z1, a 5-inch Ubuntu smartbook powered by the 800MHz Freescale i.MX515 CPU, and at right, we have the Sharp Netwalker PC-T1, a 5-inch Ubuntu tablet with the exact sam...

May 31st 2010 at 9:22am 0 Comments
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What goes better with a brand new Freescale smartbook reference design than a little Flash? An actual price and a release date, maybe, but Flash isn't too shabby either. That, naturally, comes courtesy of a little help from Adobe, who worked with Freescale and Movial to get Flash 10.1 up and running...

January 6th 2010 at 5:16pm 0 Comments
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Sharp's PC-Z1 NetWalker conjured up all sorts of love and hate-filled emotions when we toyed with it earlier this month, but for fans of unorthodox handhelds, minor details like a wonky optical pad and frail keys aren't apt to put a damper on the excitement found in this moment. The cool kids over...

September 29th 2009 at 9:24pm 0 Comments
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When we first laid eyes on Freescale's five-core i.MX515 processor this January, we hoped it was all it claimed to be -- promising an extremely cool machine with a low power budget and a price point that'll take your next netbook down near the fabled $199 range. So far, so good: the Pegatron machin...

February 18th 2009 at 2:11am 0 Comments